A micro peel is a type of chemical skin peel that is used to soften and smooth the skin, typically on the face, chest or hands. It involves the use of a chemical solution applied to the skin to remove the damaged outer layers. The potential benefits of a micro peel include softer skin, a smoother skin surface, smaller pores, and a more even skin tone.
The first step involves removing the dead skin cells through dermaplaning, which uses a razor to “shave” off the dead cells. Next, the glycolic or lactic acid solution is applied to the skin being treated. After the peel, a hydrating mask and a moisturizing cream is applied to prevent dryness. Unlike other chemical peels, there is no extended recovery time following a micro peel, and patients can resume using makeup right away. While most patients won’t notice any ongoing redness after the procedure.